15 Stunning Kitchen Backsplashes
Remodeling your kitchen? Pick the perfect backsplash to create a swoon-worthy space.
You've selected the cabinets, flooring and countertops, but you can't decide on a backsplash that will complete your dream kitchen design.
Gray and White Transitional Kitchen With Marble Counters
Tiles in a mix of gray make for a dynamic backdrop for this kitchen's white cabinets and trim. They're also a pretty pairing with the room's marble countertops.
The kitchen backsplash is an important element to consider as it acts as a main focal point between the cabinets and countertops. With so many styles to choose from, how do you decide? Don't worry, we're here to help you make that decision.
Spend some time browsing through our favorite backsplash designs.
Make a statement with a bold, custom pattern that's fun and original. Keep the cabinets and countertops in gray, white or neutral tones when selecting a large, colorful design.
Custom Kitchen Backsplash
Rebecca Zajac custom-designed the backsplash by placing white tiles in the original pattern to give it an organic feel and break up the repeating pattern.
There's nothing quite as sophisticated and clean as bright white marble. This hexagonal marble backsplash with hints of gray creates a fresh look when paired with crisp white cabinets and countertops.
Hexagon Marble Backsplash Wows in Crisp White Kitchen
A hexagon marble backsplash creates subtle interest in this crisp, clean kitchen. The backsplash breaks up the all-white palette and adds movement to the design.
Sure, white subway tile brings a classic, chic look to the kitchen, but what if you're not crazy about white? Opt for stainless steel subway tile instead to give the space a shimmer without going overboard.
Stainless Steel Subway Tile in Vintage Kitchen
Vintage design elements were preserved in the kitchen like the hexagon countertop tile and the classic stove. To spice things up, a stainless steel backsplash and modern pendant were added.
Black + White
A graphic black and white backsplash takes this kitchen from drab to fab. Love that mid-century modern look? Infuse your kitchen with cool, retro patterns and furnishings.
Neutral Kitchen With Black Backsplash
The design goal of this sophisticated kitchen? Infuse its Cape Cod architecture with midcentury modern style. The kitchen cabinetry took a year of searching for the perfect wood. The winner: a European Compressed Oak.
Liven up the kitchen with a moroccan-inspired backsplash in bright turquoise. Off-white shaker cabinets, matching range hood and charcoal gray countertops finish this gorgeous design.
Remodeled Kitchen with Moroccan Backsplash
The Kitchen Cousins were able to transform this space after taking out the old cramped broken stove that had a vent to the outside but did not work, this new cooking area will be a huge improvement in functionality, safety, and aesthetics of this kitchen. The new design not only looks great, but the green Moroccan back splash, adds a lot of color and life.
Add elegance to the kitchen with a shiny metallic like copper. Here, a copper-toned marble backsplash wows in a black and white kitchen.
Shimmery Marble Backsplash in Transitional Kitchen
A shimmery marble backsplash in copper tones shines against the crisp white cabinets and black countertops in this kitchen. To give it that extra wow factor, under cabinet lights highlight the backsplash.
Orren Pickell Building Group
Vintage Bottle Caps
Do you collect bottle caps? Give them a new purpose and use them as your kitchen's backsplash. Get that retro vibe at a budget-friendly price.
Vintage Bottle Cap Kitchen Backsplash
For the media-room bar she designed for a spirits lover in Austin, Texas, designer Natalie Howe used vintage bottle caps set in lilac-colored grout. “I sourced the caps through a collector in North Carolina,” she says. “It's fun, vibrant and always brings a smile – which mixes perfectly with cocktail hour.”
Casey Dunn; Design By: Natalie Howe Design
Graphic + Modern
Black and white wallpaper in a graphic print behind the stove pairs with a mirrored glass backsplash that makes this kitchen feel larger than life.
Modern Kitchen with Graphic Black-and-White Backsplash
This kitchen is a study in contrast, with large corner windows, structural steel columns and a dynamic wallpaper behind a glass backsplash.
Hugh Jefferson Randolph Architects
Neutral With Dimension
Not a fan of bold patterns and vibrant colors? Go neutral. This geometric tiled backsplash features a dimensional look that's anything but boring.
Regan Baker Design Inc.
Bright Blue Mosaic Tiles
Shades of blue mosaic tiles are reminiscent of the ocean waves in a beach house kitchen. Include a few beach-themed accessories to complete this cool, relaxing design.
Blue Mosaic Tile Kitchen Backsplash and Sink
Blues from light to dark echo the ocean and are a pretty complement to this beach house's location. Pair the backsplash with a few ocean friends and you can almost hear the waves crash.
Gray, Yellow + White
Mosaic tiles in gray, yellow and white pair with a floral Roman shade and bright chartreuse dishes for a chic, eclectic look in this kitchen.
Eclectic Kitchen with Gray, Yellow and White Tile and Art
Switching out the window treatments in your kitchen can be a super quick and easy way to change up your decor. Have a decoration you’ve always loved, but the color just didn't go with the rest of your kitchen? Find a window treatment that brings that color in, or try something in your same kitchen colors with a new pattern. In this 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Competition winning kitchen, designer Cheryl Kees Clendenon installed a floral shade with grays and yellows to match the tile work and dishes already on display.
Turn the kitchen into a cheerful place to cook with glass subway tiles in a vivid shade of green. Apple green really pops against brown cabinetry and white countertops.
Modern Kitchen With Green Tile Backsplash
For a homeowner who loves the color green, apple green glass subway tiles make up the kitchen backsplash. Walnut cabinets and Caesarstone countertops help pull the space together.
KuDa Photography - Darius Kuzmickas
Get the rustic look with a stacked stone backsplash and granite countertops.
Hate your rental's backsplash? Try this less permanent option using fabric and clear acrylic sheeting.
DIY Acrylic and Fabric Kitchen Backsplash
Update your kitchen with a DIY backsplash made from fabric and clear acrylic sheeting. Perfect for renters, this application can be customized and easily removed when you move out.
On a budget? Opt for a more affordable choice with this DIY beadboard backsplash.
Before: Getting In The Way
This is one of the most frustrating design flaws in this kitchen. The perpendicular drawers are so close together, the opposing handles stop them from opening. The pull had to be removed from one of the drawers to access the other drawer. The previous owners had built the kitchen cabinets, and did not take this into account when they designed the space.
After: Stylish Dining
The eating area is now functional and loaded with personality. A wood accent wall adds warmth to the white-based color palette, while touches of turquiose lend a fun coastal feel. Extra storage is provided by wall shelves and a rolling cart that was painted and tricked out with a variety of baking accessories.
That's More Like It
Using leftover flooring from a remodel in the living room, an accent wall was installed to create a striking, warm focal point. The deep hue creates a cozy counterpoint to the crisp-white and green color palette, and ties the kitchen in with the rest of the home via the coordinating flooring.